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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Fri-Sat recap: Captains, scrimmage, schollies, and more injuries =(

Can you name one other school out there that has 4 former walk-ons as their team captains??? Stephen Tsai reports that:
Head coach Greg McMackin confirmed that quarterback Bryant Moniz, right wideout Royce Pollard, middle linebacker Corey Paredes and strong safety Richard Torres will serve as permanent team captains this year.

On Thursday, a full contact scrimmage was held between the backups.
David Graves, UH’s No. 3 quarterback, completed six of 10 passes for 119 yards, including a 61-yard scoring play to Charles Clay.
Cayman Shutter, the No. 4 quarterback, was 4-for-10 for 151 yards. He threw scoring passes of 74 yards to right slotback Breyden Torres-Keohokapu and 70 yards to right wideout Cecil Doe.

Ferd Lewis brings up the question, will the new turf at Aloha Stadium outlast the stadium itself?
For all the enhancements, including the green roof that now encircles the place, the question that hangs over Hawaii’s biggest entertainment facility is: How much longer?

3 former non scholarship players were awarded scholarships on Friday. Congratulations!!!
In a Friday night meeting, it was announced that wideout Jett Jasper, offensive lineman Andrew Faaumu and cornerback Kawika Ornellas have found roles on the payroll. McMackin awarded football scholarships to all three.

Shifts in the secondary as newcomer Mike Edwards has been put with the first team defense.

Making the defensive secondary a priority, the Hawaii football team promoted Mike Edwards to starting cornerback and shifted John Hardy-Tuliau to free safety.

And the injuries start to mount. Hope they're not serious. DE Woodard is also out with a broken foot.
And Ferd Lewis profiles former Castle Knight, Corey Paredes, and the string of injuries he has had to endure during his playing career.
Of course "good" is a relative term for Paredes, who views an absence of pain as a symptom of dereliction of duty for a linebacker. Pain is both something he lives with and dishes out.

And always, you can keep up to date with daily practice happenings at Stephen's Warrior Beat. Today he recaps yesterday's preparations for the Buffaloes. Lots of pictures of all your favorite players. (and its free in case you haven't signed up for the online paper. but you SHOULD! so much information!!!)

I attended yesterday morning's practice and have a few pictures.

And we got a flyover by some Army Chinooks yesterday.

Scott and ubercow from Sportshawaii.com also have much nicer pictures and even video from the scrimmage Thursday.

Here's their video:

And here's the last 2 night's worth of news.


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